lf remember how limited a circle greeted the reprint in the enlarged edition of 1841.
When Poe, about 1846, wrote patronizingly of Hawthorne, he added, It was never the fashion, until lately, to speak of him in any summary of our best authors.
Whittier once told me that when he himself had obtained, with some difficulty, in 1847, the insertion of one of Hawthorne's sketches in the National era, the latter said quietly, There is not much market for my wares.
It has always seemed to me the grea of time which sifts out genius is an uncertain quantity.
In the Boston of that period it was fancied quite easy thus to sift it out — but it proved that while men were right in attributing this gift to Emerson, Longfellow, Holmes, Lowell, and Whittier, the critics were quite wrong in denying it to Thoreau, who was generally regarded as a mere reflection of Emerson.
Mrs. Thoreau, the mother, thought with quite as much justice that it was Emerson who reflected her son; but the weight of opinio
Autocrat of the breakfast table, Holmes's, 157, 158.
Bancroft, George, 87, 111, 117, 143.
Barclay of Ury, Whittier's, 147.
Barlow, Joel, 38.
Battle of the Kegs, Hopkinson's, 55.
Beauclerc, Lady, Diana, 168.
ark Twain, 236, 245, 246-247.
Marmion, Scott's, 37.
Marshes of Glynn, Lanier's, 264.
Massachusetts to Virginia, Whittier's, 152.
Masson, David, 165.
Mather, Cotton, 12, 15, 18-20, 269.
Merry wives of Windsor, 1.
.Metamonphoses, Ovid's, 90, 103.
Sky Walk, Brown's, 70.
Smith, Capt., John, 7.
Smith, Joseph, 69.
Smoke, Thoreau's, 264.
Snow-bound, Whittier's, 264.
Society of Friends, 146.
Song of the broad-axe, Whitman's, 229.
Southey, Robert, 258.
Sparkling and BrigWhite, Blanco, 263.
White, Maria, 161.
Whitman, Walt, 220, 221, 223, 227-234, 264.
Whittier, Elizabeth, 240.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 128, 136, 137, 145-153, 197, 264.
Whittier, Thomas, 147.
Wieland, Brown's, 70.
Wigglesworth, Michael, 14,